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Ride (2014)

R | | Comedy, Drama | 1 May 2015 (USA)
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A mother travels cross-country to California to be with her son after he decides to drop out of school and become a surfer.

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Joanna
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Jordan Lane Price ...
Marywald
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Makena Lei Carnahan ...
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Amberly Rose Echeverry ...
Makena Lei
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A mother travels cross-country to California to be with her son after he decides to drop out of school and become a surfer.

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When her son dropped out, she dropped in.

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Comedy | Drama

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Rated R for language and some drug use | See all certifications »

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The restaurant where Angelo tells the other writer that he's so lucky to be writing in a place like this is "Neptune's Net" which also was in a scene from the original Fast and Furious movie. It also appeared in Point Break. See more »

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Referenced in Chelsea Lately: Episode #8.68 (2014) See more »

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Performed by Sandy Nelson
Written by Richard A. Podolor (as Richard Podolor), Sandy Nelson
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Stubbornly insufferable
8 September 2015 | by (california) – See all my reviews

I'm conflicted.

Normally a movie of this type will be interesting and fun for most of the first 80 minutes and then end in a clunky manipulative way. It is that rare movie that is stubbornly insufferable for more than 80 minutes and then ends in a weirdly satisfying if predictable way.

It can be unbearable at times to watch Helen Hunt try and act her way through her impassively clay-like new face, as if she were a Star Trek Changeling character. It can be maddening at times at how sympathetic and misunderstood she thinks her character is. And it can be frustrating at how mechanical the scene construction and the in your face symbolism feels.

But I have to admit that there is a charming tone that coalesces nicely in the last 15 minutes. You know what's coming, and the unflinchingly cheesy dialogue up to this point is often unintentionally amusing, but when it happens at the end it feels real, just like the ending to the story she's been discussing with her son. There's just enough of a spark there to make you understand why she wanted to make this movie.


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